Sir John Soane's Museum Drawings

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Purpose:Italy: Rome: ? via Sabina. View of a group of various buildings beside a road, which include a square tower, above this a round tower with a conical roof, and further along a tall longitudinal church with thermal windows on the nave and an arcaded campanile, probably Santa Sabina on the Aventine.

Aspect

Perspective

Inscribed

Inscribed in ink 143

Dated/date range

Undated, probably 1755 or 1756.

Medium/Support/Size

Pencil, pen; grey and brown washes

151 x 210

Watermark

trimmed partial watermark 

Hand

Robert Adam

Reference

Adam vol.57/143

Notes

The church with the campanile in the background may be Santa Sabina (see Adam vol.57/132). The site in both drawings is probably the present Via Sabina on the Aventine and around Sant'Alessio.

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Date

02 01 2007

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